Sorry, Jim Carrey: Eight Actors Who Can Actually Sing



Great. We've got another actor who thinks he can sing on our hands.

At least Jim Carrey's sticking to karaoke bars for his awkward warbling of Radiohead's "Creep" and Smashing Pumpkins' "Bullet With Butterfly Wings", instead of taking the Gwyneth Paltrow route of bringing awkward warbling to films, television, and awards shows. And while we're enjoying Carrey's zany antics/possible public meltdown, we're hoping he sticks to the karaoke stage, instead of trying to compete with these actors who can actually sing.

8. Jordan Catalano Jared Leto parlayed his career-making role on My So-Called Life into a music career with 30 Seconds to Mars. He still acts occasionally, and (even more occasionally) makes videos as Kurt Cobain.

7. In the midst of his drug-addled prison phase, Robert Downey, Jr. waged a career comeback on Ally McBeal, where he revealed some heartfelt singing skills. He's since recorded a few albums. 6. Remember the soft rock hits of the '70s? What about the hard-edged buddy cop dramas of the same era? Then of course you remember when those worlds collided, and David Soul of Starsky and Hutch fame had a giant hit with the tender, "Don't Give Up on Us" in 1976. Hutch's heartache will live as long as mediocre music collections are sold on late-night TV.

5. Whoa! Obi-Wan can sing! Early fans of Ewan McGregor knew this from his turn in 1998 cult classic, Velvet Goldmine. The mainstream didn't catch on until he crooned with fellow surprising vocal talent, Nicole Kidman, in 2000's Moulin Rouge.

4. There's no shortage of rappers who give acting a whirl. Remember the great theatrical works of DMX? No? While there aren't as many actors turning to rap, Terrence Howard did it as a Memphis would-be MC in 2005's Hustle and Flow. 3. Johnny Depp's always had that rocker bad boy thing going on, from his career beginning in 21 Jumpstreet. Why did it take twenty years for him to unveil his voice to the public? Maybe he was waiting for the perfect subject - Sweeney Todd's razors.

2. Of course Jamie Foxx can sing. He's the only actor who could do justice to portraying Ray Charles on film.

1. And while William Shatner might not have the vocal prowess of a Jamie Foxx or Ewan McGregor, he can emote like no singer before or since.

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